Police investigate fire at Huntley Christie High School in North Andros

MOE says fire did not hamper final exams NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police on the island of Andros are investigating a fire that caused extensive damage to the Mathematics block of the Huntley P. Christie High School in North Andros on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. According to police reports, shortly after 4:00p.m. on Wednesday, Andros Division […]

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BTC’s CEO: Claims of imminent layoffs are categorically false

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) on Wednesday quelled the fears of many employees who felt as if layoffs at the telecom’s provider were imminent, based on recent claims made by Dino Rolle, president of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU). Last week Rolle expressed at a recent protest that contracted […]

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PM to define ‘special interests’ in his budget communication

Says govt’s priority is ‘young people’ and ‘women’ NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Wednesday refuted assertions that the government’s 2019/2020 budget was devised to meet the needs of ‘special interest’ persons or groups. “One of the words they used is that this is a government of special interests. I will address […]

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$693,853 to purchase body and dash cams for RBPF Officers

Cabinet approves AE Tactical for this new technology NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced on Tuesday that after several months of local testing by different companies, a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the procurement of 200 body-worn and 200 dash cameras, to be used by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) […]

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New CCTV cameras will have license plate and face recognition capabilities

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Having committed to additional improvements and the expansion of a CCTV programme in the amount of $5.9 million, Proficient Business Services, a local Bahamian company was selected to offer CCTV expansion throughout the capital with the procurement of an additional 507 high-quality cameras, said Minister of National Security Marvin Dames on Tuesday. […]

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Dames: Contract to implement Marco Alert System being finalized

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of several child abductions and missing persons reports, Cabinet has approved  Multimedia Technology, a noted Bahamian Company and a leader in the field, to ensure that the Marco Alert system is fully implemented. “The contract is presently being finalized and we expect to sign in a few weeks,” said Minister […]

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Security officer at wines and spirts warehouse shot to death

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, which has left a male security officer who was manning a business establishment dead. According to police reports, shortly after 12:00midnight on Tuesday, three security officers were on duty at Commonwealth Brewery’s warehouse location on John […]

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PM releases statement on deaths of Alrae Ramsey and Blair John

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On behalf of the Bahamian people and the Government of The Bahamas,  Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Tuesday extended his deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of Bahamians Alrae Ramsey and Blair John, who were found dead in Turin, Italy, under tragic circumstances last week. “I spoke with the Ramsey […]

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Greenslade: “Good progress” being made into investigation of deaths in Italy

Autopsies of Alrae Ramsey and Blair John performed yesterday NASSAU, BAHAMAS – His Excellency Ellison E. Greenslade, QPM, High Commissioner of the Bahamas to the UK and Northern Ireland, who was recently dispatched to Italy to make further inquiries into the deaths of Bahamians Alrae Ramsey and Blair John, reported on Monday night that “good […]

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McAlpine slams gov’t on various issues

Claims he has been excluded from parliamentary caucus meetings since voting against VAT NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite being a member of the government, Frederick McAlpine, the Free National Movement’s member of parliament for the Pineridge constituency, offered several stinging criticisms in response to the government’s 2019/2020 budget and its management of the economic affairs of […]

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Foulkes: Despite union unrest, partnership with unions remain ‘active and strong’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Labour Minister, Dion Foulkes, expressed in his national Labour Day address to the nation on Thursday night, that while his ministry may have experienced a very active and public industrial relations environment over the past 12 months, the country remains stable and its partnership with various unions remain active and strong. “It […]

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Mitchell: MOFA must “get to the bottom” of what caused Bahamian deaths in Italy

Says Ministry’s rep has been in Italy for two days and public has heard nothing. NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), Senator Fred Mitchell, on Thursday implored the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to continue to urge Italian authorities to investigate the recent deaths of two Bahamians, and at the same […]

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Reports of Shaunae Miller and her husband drowning are fake

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The family of Bahamian Olympic gold medalist, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, on Thursday debunked a fake report which alleged that the top Bahamian athlete and her husband, Maicel Uibo, drowned while fishing in Lake Ontario, Canada. Miller-Ubio’s family confirmed on Thursday that nothing could be further from the truth, as Shaunae and her husband […]

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Henfield: Don’t “jump to conclusions” about Bahamian men found dead in Italy

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Upon confirming the deaths of two Bahamian males who were pulled from the Po River in Turin, Italy earlier this week, Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield urged the public not to “jump to conclusions” or share “speculative information” about their deaths. Alrae Ramsey, 29, was a Foreign Service Officer at the Ministry […]

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Cooper: Budget benefits the rich, connected, powerful and special interest

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Chester Cooper, the Member of Parliament for Exuma and Ragged Island on Wednesday lambasted the government’s 2019/2020 fiscal budget, stating that it only benefitted the rich, the connected, the powerful and special interest groups. “There are those of us in here who will sit idly by and thunderously applaud the application of […]

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